1.Definition: (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
"For English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"Category: Objects
2.Definition: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
3.Definition: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
4.Definition: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
"A real character", "A strange character", "A friendly eccentric", "The capable type", "A mental case"
5.Definition: a person requiring professional services
"A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"Category: People
6.Definition: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
"The subjects for this investigation were selected randomly", "The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
Related Noun(s):guinea pig, subjectCategory: People
7.Definition: a portable container for carrying several objects
"The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"Category: Objects
8.Definition: a problem requiring investigation
"Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"Category: General
9.Definition: a special set of circumstances
"In that event, the first possibility is excluded", "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
Related Noun(s):eventCategory: General
10.Definition: a specific size and style of type within a type family
12.Definition: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
"He stated his case clearly"Category: General
13.Definition: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
Related Noun(s):sheathCategory: General
14.Definition: an occurrence of something
"It was a case of bad judgment", "Another instance occurred yesterday", "But there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
15.Definition: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
"The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
Related Noun(s):pillowcase, slipCategory: Objects
16.Definition: nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentenceCategory: General
18.Definition: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
Related Noun(s):casingCategory: Objects
19.Definition: the housing or outer covering of something
"The clock has a walnut case"